Sanchez to Jets

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It was the New York Jets, not the Washington Redskins, who traded up to get Mark Sanchez. The USC quarterback put on a Jets cap even before NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that he had been drafted by the Jets following a swap of first-round picks with the Cleveland Browns (No. 17, a second-rounder, defensive end Kenyon Coleman, defensive back Abram Elam and quarterback Brett Ratliff for No. 5).

Now it’s up to incumbent Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell to deliver a big-time season this fall. That way, Campbell, whose contract expires after the season, will earn a huge payday in March from Washington or another team.

— David Elfin


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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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